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Ukrainian hacker robbed European banks

Date: June 25, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Compiled by CCRC staff

The officials of Ukrainian Department on Struggle with Organized Crime in Donetsk region arrested professional hacker who stole $300,000 in different European banks.

In 2003 the hacker from Khartsyzsk worked out the system of illegal transferring of money from the bank accounts through World Wide Web. Using cracked code of credit card belonging to residents of Western Europe and the USA, the hacker withdrew driblets of money form their accounts. Then he put them by on his electronic account and laundered them in different banks using forged passport, reported.

Cashless money the swindler spent on purchasing of mobile phones, cars, realty and office equipment in e-shops of Europe and America.

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